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Hybrid Vue Delayed

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General Motors recently revised its production plans for its much-touted series of hybrid electric vehicles. As a result, the Saturn Vue - which was to be the first hybrid SUV - will play a much smaller role in the company's plans. GM will instead add a so-called "strong hybrid" powertrain to its next-generation full-size sport-utility vehicles and pick-up trucks.

2.4L Ecotec Slated for 2005-06 Saturns

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GM Powertrain's new Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, slightly modifies that well-used adage, "There's no substitute for cubic inches." In the case of this slightly larger version of the original Ecotec 2.2-liter, one of GM's highest-volume engine families, there are a few more cubic inches found in the new 2.4-liter variant.

GM Releases Names of New Crossover Sport Vans

General Motors announced the names of its four new crossover sport van (CSV) entries that will debut as 2005 models. Delivering an optimal blend of mid-van versatility with SUV-like attributes, the new models take the segment in a new direction and help GM compete across a broader range of the highly competitive people and cargo-carrying marketplace.

Seven-Passenger Saturn Van to be Called 'Relay'

In an e-mail sent out to registered members of the My Saturn website, Saturn Corporation revealed yesterday morning that it will announce the name of its upcoming seven passenger van in Las Vegas at a retailer conference on September 8th.

GM Develops Wheel Hub Motors

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Imagine a vehicle that can give you sports car performance, better fuel economy, unrivaled ride and handling, and enhanced vehicle safety simultaneously.

Next Generation Saturn Midsize Vehicle Still a Mystery

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Will Saturn's next midsize car, rumored to be called the Saturn V, be offered as a sedan or wagon?

V8 Powered Saturn Sport Wagon

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Saturn fans who have asked Saturn to build cars with V8 power will get their wishes granted in the 2008 model year in the form of a all-new crossover sport wagon. Automotive News reports that Saturn will offer a sport wagon in 2008 with an optional V8 engine. The unnamed vehicle will debut in 2007 powered by a V6 with both FWD and AWD models, based on GM's upcoming Lambda architecture.

Green Line Will Showcase Fuel-Efficient Saturns

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AutoWeek reports that Saturn will soon market a new line of fuel-efficient vehicles under the 'Green Line' moniker. Just as the upcoming Red Line Saturns will be built for performance, Green Line cars will be the most environmentally friendly models in Saturn's lineup.

GM's 2004 Model Year Preview

Entering the 2004 model year, General Motors is focused on rebuilding its historical strength in passenger cars while broadening its current strength in trucks. In reviving its passenger-car business, GM doesn't need to look far for a model for success. GM's industry leadership in trucks resulted in new U.S. records for sales of trucks and SUVs in 2002.

Sun May Rise Again on Saturn's Sky

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Despite rumors to the contrary, Saturn fans may one day get to drive a topless Saturn afterall. Even though reports have indicated that General Motors has scrapped plans to build the Saturn Sky concept roadster, a recent article in the Detroit News indicates that the car may be brought back to life.

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Parts Strike Leaves Outlook Plant Short

From the Lansing State Journal: The General Motors' Lansing Delta Township plant is running out of parts to make hot-selling crossover vehicles because of a strike at Alliance Interiors. And it has forced the Detroit automaker to reduce production at the factory that makes the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook.